provided here is from my experience in Madrid. Use
the Metro; it is a fast and convenient way to
move around Madrid. (Note: Links to metros in other Spanish
cities can be found below.)
have used a major subway system (Metro), you
should find the Madrid Metro system easy to use.
If you are going to stay in Madrid for a few days,
get the 10 rides pass. Most ticket
attendants don't speak English, but I was able to
get a ten usage pass by just saying the number
"10" in Spanish. The attendant looked a
little confused but once he realized I had no
idea what he was saying to me, he gave me a 10
rides pass (transfers are free). If
you're going to use the Metro, it's smart to get
a map of the metro system before
you go; most books include one.
Waiting for a subway train to arrive. Usually a
train will arrive every 10 to 15 minutes.
The people on the other
side of the platform are waiting for the same
Metro line, but they are heading in the other
||To the left is a photo
of a sign from one of Madrid's metro stations.
These signs are located past the ticket gates.
Remember there are usually two different signs for
each line, one for each platform.
|The sign above is for the Brown Line (also
known as Line Four). The sign here shows the
stops between this station and Pque. de Sta.
Maria, the last stop. If I wanted to go to any of
the stations (Avenida del la Paz, Diego de Leon,
etc.) listed on the left side of this sign I
would follow the arrow and take the stairs to the
right. If the Brown Line station I was going
to was not on this sign, I would move on and
look for a second Brown Line sign.
||The Madrid Metro is open
from 6:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. You now can take the
Metro to and from the Madrid Airport on line No.
8. (takes about an hour) .
One caution-pickpockets are known to hang around
the metros. If you are carting luggage, it is best
to take a cab to your hotel. Never get on a
packed metro train unless you are prepared to
hold onto your wallet and fend off the thieves.
|Madrid Metro sites:
Metro Official website (In